Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Acrylic Portraits - Steph

Steph
8x10 inches
Acrylics on Canson Mi-teintes Tex paper (with a hint of coloured pencil and pan pastels)
This was my second portrait using acrylics, and was actually a little more challenging than the first because of the dark skin tones from the cast shadows. I always prefer doing softer, lighter skin tones, but couldn't resist using this beautiful reference photo of my Goddaughter Steph, who actually turned 18 last week. How time flies!!! This portrait will the first used as a sample for my painted portrait listings.

9 comments:

Dors said...

So beautiful Karen. Love the portrait and what a stunning little girl.
Your work is truly the best.

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

She is a gorgeous girl (now she is a young lady) and thank you for your very kind words!!! :)

AutumnLeaves said...

Her dress and her hairstyle remind me of the 1940's images I've seen. Truly breathtaking, Karen. Beautiful!

Becky Joy said...

This is so beautiful. Wonderful work.

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Thank you so much Sherry and Becky - much appreciated!!! :)

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Karen, I just love the way you do the skin tones. It is so touchable and soft looking! Beautiful work!

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

What a lovely comment Barbara - thank you :))

Carol Andre' said...

Barbara- all your work is wonderful, but this piece is stunning. The lighting is gorgeous. Beautiful, beautiful

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Hi Carol - not sure if you meant this comment for me or for Barbara, but if for me, then thank you so much!!! :)